Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Brethren Benefit Trust opens search for president.

The Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT), an agency of the Church of the Brethren, is seeking applicants for the position of president. BBT’s offices are located at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. The primary services of BBT are the administration of the Pension Plan and the Brethren Foundation.

The president serves as the chief executive officer for BBT, including all its corporate entities (Brethren Benefit Trust, Brethren Benefit Trust, Inc., Brethren Foundation, Trustee, Pension Plan Trust). The president will oversee the administration and operations of BBT by leading, administering, managing, and inspiring the staff of BBT, modeling servant leadership. The president will guide BBT in its service to the Church of the Brethren by developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and organizations which are affiliated with or share the values of the Church of the Brethren.

The full position description can be found on the website of BBT ( at Church of the Brethren membership is preferred. The president will be expected to live in the Elgin area.

The Search Committee appointed by the BBT Board of Directors is composed of Eunice Culp, Search Committee chair; Harry Rhodes, BBT Board chair; Janice Bratton, BBT Board vice chair; Donna Forbes Steiner, BBT Board member; and Fred Bernhard, former longterm BBT Board member. Ralph McFadden has been retained as the search consultant.

The deadline for applications is April 30. Applicants are requested to send a current resume, cover letter, and three references via e-mail to Ralph McFadden, Search Committee Consultant, Hard copies, if necessary, may be sent to 352 Shiloh Ct., Elgin, IL 60120.

Source: 02/13/2008 Newsline

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